What's happening with my Anacharis?

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I moved some of my Anacharis from my aquarium to my pond a week ago. It was doing great in my aquarium, but in my pond the leaves are becoming translucent, losing their green color. What might make this happen? It is a new pond with only 4 small comets. Is it the colder temperatures, or is it because the water has yet to develop enough nutrients? Ii definitely is not too deep to get good light since I have it on a platform about a foot deep and it reaches the surface.
 

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Could be a combination of cooler water and lack of nutrients. Mine has not really started growing yet and we are warmer than you. (The last time I looked)
 
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It is common for some aquatic plants to die back when being transferred from one environment to another. More so if the environments are extremely different. I agree with @Meyer Jordan that a lack of nutrients will also contribute to what has happened to the anacharis. They are a very hardy plant and should bounce back. I've heard people joke anacharis will survive in a toilet bowel.
 

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Thanks for the feedback. So, I guess it is just a waiting game. I am going to add 2 more comets from my aquarium some time this week, and the last two the week after that. That will be 8 small comets. I'll wait to I see the Anacharis perk up before adding more.
 
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Don't forget the light factor.... if the pond is shaded and your aquarium is lit then this may be a reason.
 

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Anacharis is a tender tropical, it will not like cold winter waters. Anything like 50f and less and it will barely cope
Mine grows like a weed, we get to 33f water temps in the winter. Right now it is popping up beautifully.
 

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